Full Time Job

Lead Video Producer, Tasty


Los Angeles, CA 05-09-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture and commerce, our brands drive conversation and inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, and obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed, Inc. is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders and creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks and HuffPost to come.

The Role

BuzzFeed Tasty is seeking an experienced video professional who can consistently bring strong ideas to the table and creatively execute on them in a timely manner and within budget. You'll develop, produce, direct and appear in Tasty YouTube content and other platforms, as necessary. You must have intermediate culinary skills, plus a love for cooking on camera and sharing your food POV.

Must be well-versed in the digital and pop culture landscape with extensive knowledge of digital video platforms, food content and emerging technology/platforms. You should have a background in digital video production and an obsession with storytelling and creating viral food content. You will work collaboratively with other producers on your team, as well as with other teams across BuzzFeed.

You Will
• Create, produce, direct, film and appear in Tasty content and shows
• Make creative, fun, and social-driven food shows that people will like and share across our platforms
• Brainstorm and pitch opportunities for original videos
• From brainstorming to on-schedule asset delivery, deliver videos that drive views and engagement on social media channels
• Be genuinely excited about appearing in content and developing formats and frames tied to your unique POV
• Research and write scripts; develop treatments, shot lists, and breakdowns as necessary
• Manage production queue, asset delivery, and upload across content management tools including Google Sheets and Airtable.
• Analyze the results of your work to apply learnings to future productions, particularly with regard to audience response and performance metrics

You Have
• 3-5 years of experience with video production and familiarity with DSLR cameras, lighting, editing, and audio recording.
• 3-5 years proven experience creating compelling food content for the web
• A strong on-camera presence, with a clear culinary POV
• Familiarity with DSLR cameras and accompanying lenses, understanding of 3-point lighting
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Photoshop)
• A thorough understanding of digital video platforms and what makes content shareable
• Excellent organizational, prioritization and communication skills
• The ability to work independently while remaining an excellent collaborator
• A positive and curious disposition and a genuine love for and excitement about food and social media
• A passion for metrics and the competitive instinct to ideate on your own success

You can expect:
• A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
• Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
• An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options.
• A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

We want all employees to feel safe and comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health and safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current US employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, and VT.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj96ke-35-172-111-71-42 in your application.

Company Profile

BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally.